With Common Means Securing Plural Conductors To Separate Contacts Patents (Class 439/656)
  • Patent number: 10014620
    Abstract: A connector includes an outer housing including an engagement catch, an inner housing and a sliding member. The inner housing includes an engagement latch, and a pair of locking arms each provided with the engagement latch. The inner housing includes a slide channel having the pair of locking arms disposed at both sides. The sliding member includes a pair of latching arms each provided with a latch. When the first housing and the second housing are engaged with each other, the first housing and the second housing allow the sliding member to pass through the slide channel, and when the sliding member slides the slide channel, the pair of latching arms are deflected so as to decrease a gap therebetween by depressions from the respective locking arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Endo, Sakai Yagi, Jun Mukunoki, Takuya Takeda
  • Patent number: 9450395
    Abstract: A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) interrupts the flow of current through a pair of lines extending between a source of power and a load. The GFCI includes a circuit breaker, a relay circuit including a solenoid, a latch circuit, and a fault detecting circuit packaged in a circuit assembly. The GFCI is adaptable for a quick connect of a load input cord by a user, allowing for various configurations of cords to be utilized on site, the cord easily connected from the device being protected to the GFCI at the point of use. The GFCI circuit assembly includes a load input section having cable securement jaws for connection of the load input cable terminal ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventors: Victor V Aromin, Chepur P. Rao
  • Publication number: 20150064978
    Abstract: A connector tape and a connector module thereof is disclosed. The connector module includes a connector and a detachable counter weight block. The connector includes an insulative main body and a plurality of conductive terminals secured onto the insulative main body. Each conductive terminal includes a soldering portion exposed on the insulative main body. The detachable counter weight block is detachably connected to the insulative main body and exerts a gravitational force on the soldering portions via the insulative main body. Therefore, during the process of assembly of the connector and circuit board, the detachable counter weight block exerts a gravitational force on the soldering portions for stably soldering the soldering portion onto the circuit board; also, once the assembly is complete, the detachable counter weight block can be detached from the insulative main body with ease such that the assembly is of low costs with simplified steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Kuan-Wu CHEN, Hsing-Yu LEE
  • Publication number: 20140141654
    Abstract: A Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) compliant connector includes a first differential pair of conductors, a second differential pair of conductors, and at least one pair of joined beam ground conductors disposed between the first differential pair of conductors and the second differential pair of conductors. In one embodiment, the ground conductors are joined by an additional conductor. In another embodiment, the ground conductors are joined through a single via. Furthermore, other enhancements, such as joining of AIC ground fingers, may also be implemented. Some of the enhancements potentially reduce crosstalk and suppress resonance for high speed differential links.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Timothy WIG, Dennis MILLER
  • Publication number: 20130316590
    Abstract: An electrical connector 100 includes an insulative housing 1, a plurality of contacts 2 retained in the insulative housing 1 and a spacer 3 mounted in the insulative housing 1. The contacts 2 include a plurality of first contacts 210 each having a first extending portion 213 extending downwardly and a plurality of second contacts 220 each having a second extending portion 223 extending downwardly. The first extending portions 213 and the second extending portions 223 form two rows, respectively. The spacer 3 includes a base 31 and a lump 33 extending upwardly from the base 31. The lump 33 separates the first extending portions 213 from the second extending portions 223 along a front-to-rear direction to improve signal transmission quality of the electrical connector 100.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
  • Publication number: 20130225004
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly including a printed circuit board that has base and cover layers of dielectric material and first and second ground planes of conductive material. The base and cover layers are stacked relative to each other and located between the first and second ground planes. The base layer has a conductor-receiving portion that extends beyond the cover layer. The circuit board also includes signal traces that are exposed to an open space that exists above the conductor-receiving portion. The connector assembly also includes a compression component that is configured to be positioned in the open space to press wire-terminating ends of signal conductors onto the signal traces at the conductor-receiving portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Arash Behziz, Dustin Grant Rowe
  • Publication number: 20120202388
    Abstract: A universal connector socket for a surgical apparatus for the connection of different plug connectors of different surgical instruments for RF surgery. The universal connector socket has several plug contact openings for selectively connecting monopolar and bipolar surgical instruments and has several plug contact openings arranged in an overlapping manner for defining an unambiguous plug-in position of a plug connector and a shared reference plug contact opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Peter Selig, Roland Hundt
  • Publication number: 20120058681
    Abstract: An electrical connection device configured with a conductive connection member having a joint portion joined to an electrode member while being pressed against the electrode member in a pressing direction. An insulating support body supports the connection member such that the connection member includes the joint portion which is formed in a flat plate shape and is brought into surface contact with a joint surface of the electrode member. Crossover portions sandwich the joint portion and extend toward both sides along a predetermined extending direction. Supported portions are provided at respective end portions, opposite the joint portion, of the crossover portions on both sides. The support body is disposed at least on both sides of the joint portion in the extending direction and spaced apart from the joint portion, and formed to integrally support the supported portions on both sides of the joint portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 7980872
    Abstract: An electrical splice assembly includes a conductive bus plate having a plurality of male blades, an insulative housing having a forward portion retaining the bus plate and a rearward portion defining a terminal receiving tray, a plurality of female terminals disposed in the terminal receiving tray and attached to the male blades, and a cover integrally hingedly attached to the housing. The cover includes a lock bar that projects into the terminal receiving tray to retain the terminals in connection with the bus plate when the cover is in a closed position overlying the tray. The housing further includes an intermediate portion defining a plurality of spaced longitudinally extending cavities in communication with a space defined by the tray. At least a portion of each blade and a portion of each terminal extend into respective cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale J. Smutny, Wesley W. Weber
  • Patent number: 7963805
    Abstract: A cable assembly includes an insulation housing, a plurality of contacts, a plurality of wires and a spacer. The housing includes a mating portion, a pair of flat portions extending from two sides of the mating portion, and a receiving space formed between the two flat portions. Each of the contacts is received in the housing and has a rear surface. The wires are corresponding to the contacts and each wire is connected its corresponding contact. The spacer is attached to the housing and has a front surface attached to the rear surface of the contact. The spacer includes a plurality of slots received in the receiving space. And the wires are respectively received in the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: David Ko
  • Publication number: 20100227511
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connector including an insulative housing having a main body and a supporting board extending downward from the main body so as to form an L shaped configuration. The main body defines a plurality of receiving passageways extending along a front-to-rear direction and then runs through the supporting board along a vertical direction. A pair of guiding grooves are respectively formed at opposite inner sides of the main body. A plurality of terminals are retained in the receiving passageways. A cover defines locking portions at opposite sides thereof for movably received in the guiding grooves and covers the terminals for preventing outward movement of the terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventor: ZHEN-HUA QIAN
  • Publication number: 20100151744
    Abstract: In an electrical connection member having elasticity and adapted to be interposed between connection objects for electrically connecting them together, an inner member has a plurality of spring pieces each extending from a base plate portion, an outer member including a flexible insulating film and a plurality of conductive paths formed at the flexible insulating film. Each conductive path has a first and a second contact portion for connection to the connection objects. Each spring piece includes a root portion formed adjacent to the base plate portion and faced to a portion, corresponding to the second contact portion, of an inner surface of an intermediate portion of the insulating film. Each spring piece further includes an inclined spring portion extending obliquely from the root portion and faced to a portion, corresponding to the first contact portion, of the inner surface of the intermediate portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Takuya Takahashi, Ryuzo Shimeno
  • Publication number: 20100130067
    Abstract: A socket connector includes a frame having a receiving cavity therein, a plurality of wafers aligned along a direction and received in the receiving cavity of the frame, and a plurality of contacts. The wafer is formed with a plurality of parallel slots located along at least one surface thereof and matched with corresponding slots of a neighboring wafer to constitute a plurality of receiving holes. The contacts are received in the receiving holes respectively. Each contact includes a top contacting section extending upwardly beyond an upper surface of the wafers and a bottom contacting section extending downwardly beyond a lower surface of the wafers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
  • Publication number: 20100081335
    Abstract: A cable assembly includes an insulation housing, a plurality of contacts, a plurality of wires and a spacer. The housing includes a mating portion, a pair of flat portions extending from two sides of the mating portion, and a receiving space formed between the two flat portions. Each of the contacts is received in the housing and has a rear surface. The wires are corresponding to the contacts and each wire is connected its corresponding contact. The spacer is attached to the housing and has a front surface attached to the rear surface of the contact. The spacer includes a plurality of slots received in the receiving space. And the wires are respectively received in the slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventor: DAVID (Tso-Chin) KO
  • Publication number: 20090311912
    Abstract: An ultrathin connector that is easy to assemble has a base in which a plurality of positioning concavities are provided side by side in a lower surface thereof, connection terminals having a shape obtained by bending a needle-like metal material in two and joining it under pressure, these connection terminals being positioned in the positioning concavities so that two free end portion project from the base, a pressure-sensitive adhesive tape that is pasted on, and integrated with, the lower surface of the base and fixes the connection terminals to the base, and a control lever in which a pair of rotary shafts that protrude coaxially from the end surfaces on both sides are rotatably supported on the base and which lifts wider portions of the connection terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Hemmi, Hirotada Teranishi
  • Publication number: 20090311913
    Abstract: The invention relates to a test holder for fixing the position of a microchip in a microchip contactor, having a base frame and a pressing unit, which is connected to the base frame such that it can be pivoted open or shut and which comprises a pressure body designed to interact with the microchip. In order to press the microchip all over with a uniform pressure onto the contactor, even if the microchip is inclined with respect to the pressing means when it is contacted with the contactor, the invention provides that the pressure body may be tilted about a first and a second tilting axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventor: Christian Koehler
  • Publication number: 20090269987
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing (21) defining a longitudinal direction, a plurality of terminals (22) arranged along the longitudinal direction. Each of the terminals defines a retaining portion (221) with barbs interfering with the housing along a transverse direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction, a contacting portion (223) and a connecting portion (222) connecting with the retaining portion and the contacting portion. The connecting portion is narrower than the other portions along the transverse direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Ming-Ching Chen, Chi-Nan Liao, Chih-Hsiang Ho
  • Publication number: 20090239420
    Abstract: Provided is a connector for connecting an electronic component, which reduces noise radiation when the electronic component is connected to a substrate through the connector and driven. In a connector (100), a connector main body (130) stores a module (210) inside an opening section (110), and the connector main body is mounted on the substrate by being electrically connected to the stored module (210). The connector main body (130) is provided with a contact lead section (120b) which is lead out to the side of the connector main body (130) to be bonded to a conductor on the substrate. A cover member (160) which opens and closes by turning with a shaft section (161) at the center is pivotally supported on the connector main body (130), and the opening section (110) is covered with the cover member (160) from above. The cover member (160) is provided with a conductive skirt section (170) for covering the contact lead section (120b) from above in a closed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventors: Atsushi Nishio, Shinichi Asano, Yoshihiro Ishikawa, Taketomo Nakane
  • Patent number: 7503789
    Abstract: A test module for establishing a releasable electronic connection to at least one radially arranged electrical lead of an electronic component is disclosed. The test module can include an elongate housing having a distal end and a proximal end, and a set of pivotal contact clamps for establishing a releasable electrical connection to the leads of an electrical component located at the proximal end of the elongate housing. The leads of the electrical component are radially arranged about a center point of the electrical component and at least one lead is located at a different radial distance from the center point of the electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Finisar Corporation
    Inventor: Andre Lalonde
  • Publication number: 20090017690
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a male connector including a male housing and a retainer. The male housing is provided with a plurality of contact insertion openings and a retainer receiving slot. The retainer is provided with contact receiving slots corresponding to the contact insertion openings. The retainer is received in the retainer receiving slot in a direction perpendicular to a direction of extension of the contact insertion openings. The retainer is moveable between a pre-latched state where the contact insertion openings are misaligned from the contact receiving slots and a latched state where the contact insertion openings are aligned with the contact receiving slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Suemitsu
  • Patent number: 7367847
    Abstract: The present invention provides a battery module system including a plurality of battery modules in a series electrical connection through a specified sequence, each battery module having a male connector and a female connector, the female connector of each battery module in electrical engagement into the male connector of an adjacent battery module, wherein the male connector and female connector are positioned along the sidewall of each battery module and have insulating structures that protect handlers of the battery modules from high voltage electrocution. The present invention also provides a battery module system in which the male and female connectors are attached to a top surface of each battery module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Alcoa Fujikura Ltd
    Inventors: Robert Felix Gutman, Weiping Zhao, Robert J. Young
  • Publication number: 20080090462
    Abstract: An electrical connector is disclosed to include two conducting terminals mounted in each terminal slot of the electrically insulative housing thereof and electrically coupled together for connection to a respective external electronic member, and a spring member accommodated in an accommodation space between the two conducting terminals in each terminal slot to support the associating conducting terminals against external pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventor: Ted Ju
  • Patent number: 7234962
    Abstract: An improved wire connecting terminal structure extensively used in different electric appliances and equipments includes a wire connecting terminal in an input/output interface of the structure. The wire connecting terminal includes a plurality of metal contact brackets coupled with a plastic body by a plastic injection molding. The plastic body includes a two-sectional latch groove disposed on both left and right sides of the plastic body, so that a latch hook disposed on both left and right sides of the latching member is latched into an upper groove of the two-sectional latch groove, and a flexible multi-core cable is passed onto a metal contact bracket, and then the latching member is pressed and latched downward to latch the latch hook into a lower groove of the two-sectional latch groove, so as to closely contact the connecting wire with the metal contact bracket and constitute an overall wire connecting terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Inventor: Kuei-Yang Lin
  • Patent number: 7160149
    Abstract: A coaxial connector having a connector assembly and a securing assembly. The connector assembly has a first contact assembly and a second contact assembly and first and second receivers for wire. The securing assembly and connector assembly cooperate with each other and are movable relative to each other so as to be changeable between a pre-assembly state and an assembled state. The first receiver is changeable from a first state into a second state wherein the first receptacle has a reduced effective diameter as an incident of the securing assembly and connector assembly being changed from the pre-assembly state into the assembled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Shawn M. Chawgo
  • Patent number: 7158382
    Abstract: An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) socket of the present invention consists of a front panel, an upper cover, a socket member, a wiring insulation plate, a battery set, a print circuit board assembly, a detachable lower cover, a power cord lead and several components. The upper and lower covers are connected via several electric conductive wires, and said print circuit board assembly contains a power circuit board, a control circuit board and a surge protection circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Powercom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ying-Yi Fan, Mou-Tang Lian
  • Patent number: 6843682
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plug for the connection of wires, which provides sufficient retaining force for lead-in wires (5, 7) to prevent the lead-in wires (5, 7) from breaking, and provides contact resistance of predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsuda, Masaji Komuro
  • Patent number: 6813830
    Abstract: In a cable connector (1) in which a core wire (81a, 81c) of a cable (81) is pressed against a base contact (3) in a predetermined direction (a) intersecting the core wire, a support contact (5) is cooperated with the base contact to clamp the core wire therebetween in the predetermined direction. The base contact is coupled to a base insulator (2). The support contact is coupled to a cover insulator (4) movable against the base insulator in the predetermined direction. A partition wall (42) is formed integral with the cover insulator and positions the core wire to make the core wire face the base contact. When the cover insulator is moved towards the base insulator, the core wire becomes in press contact with the base contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignees: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd., NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki Saito, Osamu Hashiguchi, Hisashi Ishida, Shin Kamiyamane
  • Patent number: 6244893
    Abstract: A connector for establishing an electrical connection with a wire includes a retention member and a contact pin. The retention member has a first surface and a second surface adapted to retain the wire therebetween. At least a portion of the contact pin is insertable into the wire. A method for establishing an electrical connection with a wire includes retaining the wire and inserting a contact pin into the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Inventors: Charles Dudley, GĂșnter Feldmeier, Heinz Scherer, Stefan Hein
  • Patent number: 6244904
    Abstract: An electrical connector (16) is arranged to releasably receive a pair of conductors (22, 24) and electrically interconnecting the conductors to the terminals (30) of an acoustical speaker (14). The connector includes an insulating housing (36) and a single button (38) in sliding engagement with the housing (36). The button is slidable between a first position (42) where the conductors are held within the connector and electrically interconnected to the speaker terminals (30) and a second position (46) where the conductors (22, 24) can be inserted into the connector or removed therefrom. A pair of contact members (52, 54) are disposed in a cavity (48, 50) within the housing (36). Each contact member includes a tail (28) extending therefrom through an opening (176) in the housing and is electrically interconnected to one of the terminals via a lead (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignee: The Whitaker Corporation
    Inventors: David James Fabian, Darrell Lynn Wertz, Timothy Lee Kocher, Randolph Lee Buchter, Robert Stewart Correll, Jr., Dennis Leroy Kemmick, Andrew Dewitt Balthaser
  • Patent number: 6012955
    Abstract: A terminal (20) lies, together with an insulated electric wire (8) having a superposed relation therewith, between a bottom of a groove (13) of a first member (11) and a vertex face (15) of a protrusion (14) of a second member (12), and is subjected together with the insulated electric wire (8) to a sequence of ultrasonic vibrations under pressures exerted via the first and second members (11,12) so that an insulation of the insulated electric wire is melted and the terminal is current-conductively contacted to a core wire of the insulated electric wire, wherein the terminal has at a connection part (21) thereof to be connected to the insulated electric wire an engaging portion (22) engageable with a side face of the protrusion (14) having an engagement portion to be engaged therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Shinchi
  • Patent number: 5957729
    Abstract: In a preferred embodiment, a quick termination modular connector, including: a housing; a first opening defined through a surface of the housing to accept removably secured therein at least one first wire; at least one spring contact disposed in the housing; a second opening defined through a surface of the housing to accept removably secured therein at least one second wire; and when the at least one first wire is inserted in the first opening and the at least one second wire is inserted in the second opening, the at least one first wire and the at least one second wire will engage the at least one spring contact and the at least one spring contact will thereafter maintain electrical contact therebetween with constant, positive pressure without the use of a mechanical fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Inventor: John S. Federowicz
  • Patent number: 5947770
    Abstract: A terminal is placed in a groove portion of a first member and, in a state where a covered electric wire is placed on the terminal, the resulting laminate is pressed by a second member. By applying ultrasonic vibrations while this pressing is being maintained as is, the first member and the second member are welded to each other. The second member is made of resin having a heat resistance lower than the resin constituting a block portion which forms a bottom wall portion of the groove portion. By performing the above pressing in a state where heat is being generated by application of ultrasonic vibration, it does not happen that the block portion supporting the terminal is recessed even when the second member is recessed. This eliminates the possibility that the terminal may be embedded in the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Shinchi
  • Patent number: 5871369
    Abstract: A connector comprises a plurality of movable terminals, a a frame for holding the plurality of movable terminals in a row at prescribed intervals, a contact bar for joining under pressure the plurality of movable terminals and the terminal conductors of a cable disposed on the plurality of the movable terminals, and a cover for pressing the contact bar, whereby the cable is connected to the connector by a simple operation without the use of special tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Assignee: I-PEX Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuaki Obayashi, Eiji Kawabe, Shuichi Endo
  • Patent number: 5372525
    Abstract: A connector and fastener are used particularly for a Christmas light string. The connector has a wire holding portion and a socket-engaging portion. Locking keys are formed on the wire holding portion and receiving holes are formed on the receiving portion for engagement with said locking keys when said wire holding portion is inserted into said socket-engaging portion. The fastener has at least one snapping element disposed on a socket of another Christmas light string and a corresponding number of flat tongues formed on the outer periphery of said connector for snap fitting when said connector is engaged with said socket. The connector may be configured to connect two wires respectively to two Christmas light strings or may be a connector with a socket to be inserted with another connector or an electrical gadget.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1994
    Inventors: Jeng-Shyong Wu, Jeou N. Tseng
  • Patent number: 5263878
    Abstract: A speedy connecting socket has socket body to contain two press keys deposited vertically one on the other in a through opening, a coil spring deposited between the two keys to enable the keys to be pressed elastically a little in the opening to let naked end portions of two leads insert in a widened gap between the keys and inner walls of the socket body in case of the keys pressed inward. And then, the widened gap is capable of being narrowed to pinch tightly therein the end portions of the leads if the keys are released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Inventor: Chen-Kun Lai
  • Patent number: 4943246
    Abstract: An electrical connector in which a flexible wire is placed into electrical connections with an electrically conducting terminal means by means of a two-component wire trap, one component of which is electrically connected to the said terminal means. The two components of the wire trap define convex and concave members movable between relatively "open" and "closed" positions about a turning axis. A wire passage receiving wire fed in endwise thereof, terminates between the two components in their "open" position. Thus, when an exposed end of a wire is passed along the wire passage it is trapped between the concave and convex members as the latter move into their "closed" position, the trapped wire being bent through a right angle or approximately a right angle between the end of the wire passage and its position in the "closed" wire trap. A connector for interconnecting in pairs the wires of two 3-wire cords is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Inventor: Hugh H. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 4886472
    Abstract: An improved push-type wire terminating apparatus having an outer casing formed with a plurality of wire grooves, a first recess in a middle portion, a hollow section in an upper portion, and a pair of metal conductors, each having a wire guide opening in the upper end, fixed in the hollow section with a lower portion of each metal conductor extending out of the outer casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1989
    Inventor: Jing-Hwang Tsai